Seated Woman Wiping Her Left Side

(c. 1896-1911)/(cast 1919-1932)

Edgar Degas, French, b. Paris, 1834–1917

Bronze, 13 2/4 x 14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (34.7 x 37.6 x 24.4 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.1303

Provenance:
Estate of the Artist, Paris, from c. 1924
Michel Kellerman, Paris
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, by November 1963-8 April 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 8 April 1964-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
MARLBOROUGH-GERSON GALLERY, New York. "Artist and Maecenas: A Tribute to Curt Valentin," November-December 1963, no. 15, ill. p. 29.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 210, p. 161, p. 681.
FONDATION MAEGHT, Saint-Paul, France. "Sculpture du XXe siècle, 1900-1945," 4 July-4 October 1981, no. 56, ill. TOUR: FUNDACION JUAN MARCH, Madrid, 30 October-23 December 1981 (separate catalogue: Medio Siglo de Escultura, 1900-1945, no. 30, ill.).
OKLAHOMA MUSEUM OF ART, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. "Sculptures from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," 9 August 1984-9 August 1985.
MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SANTA FE. "Explorations in Bronze: Degas and Contemporary New Mexico Sculptors," 10 June-18 September 2005.
ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA, Edmonton. "Degas: Figures in Motion," 22 January-30 May 2010.
TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART, Florida. "Degas: Form, Movement and the Antique," 12 March-19 June 2011.

Published References:
REWALD, JOHN. Degas: Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue (New York: Pantheon, 1944), no. 69, p. 28, ill. p. 135. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture (New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1956), no. 69, p. 157. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 681, fig. 210, p. 161.
MILLARD, CHARLES W. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976), p. 109, fig. 133, ill. (as after 1895; c.f. Charles Moffett, Degas in the Met, 1977).
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Art, 1990), no. 69, pp. 176-77.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Sculpture (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1991), no. 59, pp. 180-81.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995) no. 46, F, p. 33.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection